World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1983 Boston Red Sox season

 

1983 Boston Red Sox season

The 1983 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • Jim Rice led American League in home runs (39) and total bases (344), and tied for lead in RBI (126) while hitting a .305 batting average.
  • Wade Boggs led AL hitters with a .361 average and a .444 on base percentage, ending second in hits (210) and doubles (44).
  • Tony Armas may not have had enough hits to keep his average up (.218), but finished second in the league with 36 home runs and seventh with 107 RBI.
  • Carl Yastrzemski retired after 23 seasons, all with the Red Sox.

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 0
Detroit Tigers 92 70 .568 6.0
New York Yankees 91 71 .562 7.0
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 9.0
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537 11.0
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
Cleveland Indians 70 92 .432 28.0


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

26 Wade Boggs 3B
24 Dwight Evans RF
14 Jim Rice LF
20 Tony Armas CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski DH
11 Dave Stapleton 1B
10 Rich Gedman C
18 Glenn Hoffman SS
12 Julio Valdez 2B
43 Dennis Eckersley     P

Roster

1983 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 151 542 134 .247 10 66
LF Rice, JimJim Rice 155 626 191 .305 39 126
CF Armas, TonyTony Armas 145 574 125 .218 36 107

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aponte, LuisLuis Aponte 34 5 4 3 3.63 32

Awards and honors

  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader RBIs (126)

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Tony Torchia
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Tom Kotchman
Short-Season A Elmira Suns New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Britain

Notes

References

  • 1983 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1983 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.